David E. Bland

612.349.8500

Experience

David Bland handles complex multi-million dollar property and liability insurance coverage litigation and defense of bad faith claims and litigation in numerous jurisdictions, including Arizona, California, Minnesota, Nevada, and Washington. 

Obtained summary judgment for carrier facing contingent business interruption claim.  Affirmed on appeal.  400 F. 3d 613 (8th Cir. 2005).

Responsible for damages portion of multi-million dollar Olympic Pipeline subrogation claim resolved prior to trial. 

Responsible for damages portion of multi-million dollar contamination claim under property insurance policy resolved prior to trial.

Obtained summary judgment for errors and omission carrier facing a multi-million dollar claim.

Obtained summary judgment for property insurer facing asbestos removal claim for five multi-story commercial office buildings, affirmed on appeal.

Tried an asbestos removal claim to defense verdict, affirmed on appeal.

Co-tried a multi-million dollar business interruption claim arising from a flooded mine to defense verdict.

Resolved class action and personal injury claims under primary and excess liability policies.

Audited insurer's claims operations for compliance with California insurance regulations and training requirements.

Co-drafted two complete property insurance policies for major property insurer.

Co-drafted insurance policy endorsements for Y2K, mold, terrorism, and computer viruses for major property insurers.

  • Named a “North Star Lawyer” by the Minnesota State Bar Association for providing at least 50 hours of pro bono legal services (2015)
  • William Mitchell Alumni Association, Board of Directors (2012-2015)
Bar Admissions
  • California
  • Minnesota
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Minnesota
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Wisconsin
Education
  • William Mitchell College of Law, J.D., cum laude (1979)
  • University of Minnesota, B.A. (1975)
Professional Associations
  • American Bar Association
  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • California State Bar Association

  • Frequent Lecturer
    (January 1, 2013)

RESOURCES

Links to full publications and news releases.

PUBLICATIONS

2019
Applying the Attorney-Client Privilege to Investigations Involving Attorneys: What Is Fair Game in Discovery?
The Attorney-Client Privilege in Civil Litigation: Protecting and Defending Confidentiality - Seventh Edition
2019
Preserving the Attorney-Client Privilege and Work-Production Protections Afforded to Communications with Experts: Be Careful of What You Say and to Whom You Say It
The Attorney-Client Privilege in Civil Litigation: Protecting and Defending Confidentiality - Seventh Edition
2015
Applying the Attorney-Client Privilege to Investigations Involving Attorneys: What Is Fair Game in Discovery?
The Attorney-Client Privilege in Civil Litigation: Protecting and Defending Confidentiality - Sixth Edition
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